Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age and the death rate continues to rise due to the opioid crisis, which has been declared a national emergency. Often, when a family experiences the death of a loved one due to overdose, they do not have a funeral, due to the stigma of drug overdose. As a funeral professional, you understand the value of every human life, whether the individual struggled for years and was perhaps even left homeless due to addiction, or continued to live with loved ones and be supported throughout their addiction issues.
This PSA, made possible through a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation, encourages families affected by overdose to have a funeral for their loved one.
When you share this PSA in your community, you will:
- Encourage people affected by drug overdose to have a funeral for their loved one.
- Help eliminate the stigma of death by overdose.
- Help educate people that every life is worth celebrating.
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